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TBEC Participation in the EU HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis Civil Society Forum Meeting

TBEC Participation in the EU HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis Civil Society Forum Meeting

The biannual face-to-face meeting of the EU HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis Civil Society Forum (CSF) took place on 17-18 June in Luxembourg. The forum has been established by the European Commission to facilitate the participation of European NGOs in policy development and implementation, as well as in information exchange activities. Initially established as a forum for HIV/AIDS civil society, in 2017 Civil Society Forum was extended to include hepatitis and tuberculosis NGOs, which allowed TBEC to formally become a CSF member. During the meeting, CSF members, including TBEC, provided updates on their work and discussed upcoming opportunities and challenges. TBEC also facilitated several sessions focused on political advocacy towards the EU. Since the last meeting in November 2018, CSF has been involved in a variety of advocacy activities. The Advocacy and Policy Working Group, coordinated by TBEC Board member Marine Ejuryan, has particularly focused its activities on ensuring that health is prioritised in the next EU long-term budget, the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF), as well as making sure that health stays high on the agenda of the new EU Commission and Parliament after the EU elections in May. During the meeting, CSF members agreed on the upcoming advocacy activities, which, More…

TBEC participates in the Global Fund consultation on regional TB strategy for EECA

TBEC participates in the Global Fund consultation on regional TB strategy for EECA

  On 13th November, the Global Fund Secretariat organised a consultation at WHO Europe headquarters in Copenhagen to define a regional TB strategy for the implementation of its New Funding Model (NFM) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). The consultation gathered a wide range of stakeholders including the Stop TB Partnership, the Global Fund Secretariat, WHO Country offices across the region, USAID, civil society groups like the TB Europe Coalition, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, MSF, the International Federation of the Red Cross, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Ukraine and the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Union of People Living with HIV. The aim of the consultation was to define a limited set of priorities on what the Global Fund can do most effectively in the region while generating the greatest impact. Indeed, a Global Fund modelling of funding allocations under the NFM indicated that just 3% of total resources would be allocated to EECA. This represents a 50% decrease of what was previously available. Investment therefore needs to be directed towards most effective and targeted interventions. A similar consultation was held previsouly in Geneva on HIV. Two priorities were identified for EECA: increased access to ARVs More…

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